Man Charged with Fraudulent Homeowner’s Claim


July 29, 2014: The Philadelphia District Attorneys Insurance Fraud Unit (IFU) began to investigate Ross Forman after receiving a referral from Allstate Insurance Company alleging that Forman had altered receipts submitted as part of a homeowner’s claim. On February 5, 2014, Forman’s home was damaged during an ice storm and he subsequently filed a claim for reimbursement for work done on his security, electrical and plumbing systems. Allstate began to investigate Forman’s claim after reviewing the submitted receipts which appeared to have been altered. The investigation revealed that Forman changed both a receipt from Vector Security so that it read three hundred and ninety dollars opposed to ninety dollars and a plumbing receipt so that it read twenty-two hundred dollars opposed to twelve hundred dollars. Both Vector Security and the plumbing company provided detectives with copies of the original receipts which showed that Forman had defrauded Allstate Insurance Company of thirteen hundred dollars. Forman was arrested for Insurance Fraud and Theft by Deception on July 29, 2014. He is next scheduled to appear in Philadelphia Municipal Court on August 18, 2014 for a status listing.

ADA Dawn Holtz and Detective Robert DiFrancesco of IFU are specially assigned to this case.


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